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Strategic Plan for Seidman College of Business

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

Strategic Priority Area 1: Actively engage learners at all levels.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 1.A.1

Increase Professional Development Opportunities

Baseline

No TRACKS programs with zero attendance

Progress

2016 Status
Substantial Progress
TRACKS PROGRAMS saw an increase of 800 students year over year.

Objective 1.A.2

Encourage and Support Scholarly Activity

Baseline

Progress

2016 Status
Minimal Progress
Work has begun on a SSD annex downtown. Faculty have research with students has been given incentives in the annual review process. Scholarships are being developed to initiate in the coming year.

Objective 1.A.3

Provide Tailored Student Support Services (Tutoring)

Progress

2016 Status
Substantive Progress
Additional Tutoring hours have been initiated in SCB. In addition several additional courses can now be served by walk-in tutors. Seidman walk-in tutors are now linked in the Allendale tutoring and being given the same training.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 2.E.1

Increase Professional Development Opportunities

Baseline

No Matrix

Progress

2017 Status
Substantive Progress
A team has been identified to begin the process

Objective 2.E.2

Increase Professional Development

Baseline

No Teams

Progress

2017 Status
Substantive Progress
1 team began in 2016 and has been giving feedback on how to maintain the program.

Objective 2.E.3

Increase Professional Development Opportunities

Baseline

No plan

Progress

2016 Status
Minimal Progress
Brought in a training on case teaching which 20 faculty participated

Strategic Priority Area 3: Ensure the alignment of institutional structures and functions.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 3.E.1

Increase Professional Development Opportunities

Baseline

zero

Progress

2016 Status
Substantive Progress
Economics -- During Fall 2017 the Economics Department identified three critical areas for faculty skill development related to teaching. These were designed and delivered to help build our capacity for future development in areas of interest. The areas were online teaching, community-based learning, and content standardization in our 200-level introductory classes. Faculty in the college were invited to attend. Based partially on these seminars the college has created teaching circles in similar areas of faculty skill development.

2017 Status
Substantive Progress
6 Learning communities have begun with more than a quarter of full time faculty showing initial intereast

Strategic Priority Area 4: Enhance the institution's image and reputation.

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